The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship at UChicago is a two-year fellowship program that supports, mentors, and funds underrepresented students who are interested in academia.
To achieve our mission, we support fellows in a sustained research project, including through the Summer Research Training Program hosted by UChicago. We provide faculty mentoring, financial support, and a supportive community of peers in order to introduce fellows to the culture of academia and assist in their applications to doctoral programs. Ultimately, the MMUF aims to identify and support students of great promise and help them to become scholars of the highest distinction.
To learn more about the fellowship and the application process, please see:
Life as a Fellow
Learn about the financial award for students, undergraduate research and mentorship, and weekly seminars.Learn more
Prepare a Strong Application
Learn the criteria we consider during the application, meeting with the Program Director for guidance, and the statement of research.Learn more
How to Apply
Second-year students from underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in pursuing a PhD are encouraged to apply.Learn about the application process